Professor in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

London (Greater) (GB)
06 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Computer Science 

Professor in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

SALARY: Competitive

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. 

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering is a multi-disciplinary centre of research and education located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community.  It is proud of its research advances and of educating thousands of undergraduates and postgraduates in STEM subjects.

The Department of Computer Science has been at the leading edge of computer science in the UK for six decades.  It awarded some of the country’s first Computer Science degrees and laid the groundwork for the foundation of the British Computer Society. Today, it is a vibrant, modern department comprising approximately 50 academic staff and 60 research staff and PhD students.

The School is seeking to appoint a Professor in Computer Vision and Machine Learning who will join the Research Centre for Adaptive Computing Systems and Machine Learning (ACS-ML) and collaborate closely with Tesco plc on research for the retail sector.  The appointed candidate will lead and foster excellent research; contribute to the delivery of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in core Computer Science; and play a lead role in developing the partnership with Tesco and strengthening expertise in Computer Vision for the retail sector.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science or an area related to machine learning, artificial intelligence or computer vision; an internationally recognised reputation in such an area; a track record of world-leading or internationally excellent research; and experience of delivering high quality education in core Computer Science.  A track record of generating research income and of delivering consultancy or specialist services to external clients will also be required.  

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available immediately.

Closing date: Friday 11th December 2020

Interviews are scheduled for January 2021

For a confidential discussion, please contact Imogen Wilde on +44 (0)7864 652 633 or Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534.

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